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Researcher: Richardson, BJ (Professor Benjamin Richardson)

Fields of Research

Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Corporations and Associations Law
Law
Environmental Management
Law and Society
Fisheries Sciences
Fisheries Management
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)

Research Objectives

Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Environmental Services
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Justice and the Law
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Environment
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2 SRI’s Normative and Ethics-Based 3 Rationale; Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
A Damp Squib: Environmental Law from a Human Evolutionary Perspective; Law and Prosociality eJournal
A Damp Squib: Environmental Law's Limits in a Human Evolutionary Context; Institute for Sustainable Futures
A Tour de Force or Damp Squib? Socially Responsible Investment in Australia; School of Accounting & Corporate Governance Seminar
Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status and Self-Determination
Africa: From Object to Agent of Socially Responsible Investment; Natural Resource Investment And Africa’s Development
African Environment and Development
An Improbable Union: Sustainability and Company Law; European Company Law
An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment
Are social investors influential?; European Company Law
Banking on Climate Change
Being Virtuous and Prosperous: SRI’s Conflicting Goals; Journal of Business Ethics
Breaching the Maginot Line: the frailty of environmental law in Europe and North America; Environmental Law for a Sustainable Society
Breaching the Maginot Line: The Frailty of Environmental Law in Europe and North America
Can Canadian Institutional Investors be a Muse for Corporate Social Responsibility?; CSR in the Pacific Rim Conference, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network and the University of British Columbia
Can Financial Markets Promote Sustainable Companies?; Towards Sustainable Companies: Identifying New Avenues
Can Socially Responsible Investment Provide a Means of Environmental Regulation; Monash University Law Review
Canadian Company Law and Corporate Environmental Responsibility; Sustainable Companies Workshop
Canadian Universities and the Law of Responsible Investing; Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing Symposium
Capitalism, the Sustainability Crisis and the Limitations of Current Business Governance; Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities
Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide
Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Climate Change and Power. Economic Instruments for European Electricity
Climate Finance and its Governance: Moving to a Low Carbon Economy through Socially Responsible Financing; International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development
Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Community; Edward Elgar Publishing
Climate Law and Economic Policy Instruments: A New Field of Environmental Law; Environmental Liability
Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities; Cambridge University Press
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Law; Essential Readings in Environmental Law
Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption
Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World
Divesting from climate change: the road to influence; Law and Policy
Do the Fiduciary Duties of Pension Funds Hinder Socially Responsible Investment?; Banking and Finance Law Review
Doing Time — The Temporalities of Environmental Law; Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene
Doing Time: The Temporalities of Environmental Law; Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene
Eco-finance: The Legal Design and Regulation of Market-based Environmental Instruments
Ecological Literacy and Restoration
Economic Instruments in UK Environmental Law Reform: Is the UK Government ‘Sending the Right Signals’?; European Journal of Law Reform
Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance
Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment
Enlisting Institutional Investors in Environmental Regulation: Some Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives; North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
Environment and Statecraft. The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-making
Environmental Justice and Market Mechanisms: Key Challenges for Environmental Law and Policy; Kluwer Law
Environmental Law and Regulation
Environmental Law for Sustainability; Environmental Law for Sustainability
Environmental Law for Sustainability; Hart Publishing
Environmental Law in New Zealand
Environmental Law in Postcolonial Societies: Straddling the Local – Global Institutional Spectrum; Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Law, the Economy, and Sustainable Development
Environmental Principles and the Evolution of Environmental Law, by Scotford Eloise Hart
Environmental regulation through financial organisations: comparative perspectives on the industrialised nations; Kluwer Law International
Ethical Financing in Britain: A Neglected Prerequisite for Sustainability; Environmental Law Review
Ethical Investing and Governance of the Financial Economy; University of Victoria Working Group on Responsible Investments
Ethics and Socially Responsible Investment: A Philosophical Approach
EU Climate Change Policy
European Union Environmental Law: An Introduction to Key Selected Issues
Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties; Socially Responsible Finance and Investing
Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature’s Trust; Routledge
Fiduciary Relationships for Socially Responsible Investing: A Multinational Perspective; American Business Law Journal
Fiduciary responsibility in retail funds: clarifying the prospects for SRI; Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: Clarifying the Prospects for SRI; Responsible Investing Initiative
Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: The Prospects for SRI; The Financial Sector and Sustainable Development
Financial institutions for sustainability; Environmental Liability
Financial Markets and Socially Responsible Investing; Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities
Financing Environmental Change: A New Role for Canadian Environmental Law; McGill Law Journal
Financing Sustainability: The New Transnational Governance of Socially Responsible Investment; Yearbook of International Environmental Law
Five Follies of Fiduciary Finance Law—Our Understanding of It, That Is; UN Principles of Responsible Investment Academic Conference
For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement
For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement
Fossil fuels divestment: is it lawful?; University of New South Wales Law Journal
From fiduciary duties to fiduciary relationships for socially responsible investing: responding to the will of beneficiaries; Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
German Socially Responsible Investment: Barriers and Opportunities; German Law Journal: review of developments in German, European and International jurisprudence
Globalism, Localism and Identity: Fresh Perspectives on the Transition to Sustainability
Governance for Sustainable Development: A Foundation for the Future
Governance of Tasmania’s private bushlands: artful ensemble or hodgepodge?; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Governing Fiduciary Finance; Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment
Greening the Financial Sector: Legal Reforms in the European Union; Yearbook of European Law
Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance
Human Rights and Public Finance: Budgets and the Promotion of Economic and Social Rights. By Aoife Nolan, Rory O'Connell and Colin Harvey
Human Rights Responsibilities of Fiduciary Investors; Shareholders Association for Research and Education (SHARE)
Indigenous Peoples and Governance Structures
Indigenous peoples and saltwater / freshwater governance; Indigenous Law Bulletin
Indigenous Peoples and the Law – Historical, Comparative and Contextual Issues; Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives
Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives; Hart Publishing
Indigenous Peoples, International Law and Sustainability; Review of European Community and International Environmental Law
Indigenous Peoples, Law and the Environment; Environmental Law for Sustainability
Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation
International Environmental Law and Sovereign Wealth Funds; International Environmental Law: Perspectives from the Global South
International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific
International Institutions: An International Organization Reader
Introduction: Climate Law and Developing Countries; Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities
Investing in Nature’s Trust: environmental governance of the financial economy; Kirby Seminar, University of New England School of Law
Is East Asia Industrializing Too Quickly? Environmental Regulation in Its Special Economic Zones; UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal
ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences
Keeping Ethical Investment Ethical: Regulatory Issues for Investing for Sustainability; Journal of Business Ethics
Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations
Local Authorities and Climate Change; Climate Change
Local Climate Change Law; Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities
Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities; Edward Elgar Publishing
Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies
Lost in time: the missing temporality of environmental law; Australian Environment Review
Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law; Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Mandating Environmental Liability Insurance; Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
Marine Park Review Looks Set to Repeat Past Mistakes
Multilateral Development Banking
Natural Visions: The Aesthetics of Environmental Law
Our Box was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs
Pensions law reform and environmental policy: a new role for institutional investors; Journal of International Financial Markets: Law and Regulation
Protecting Indigenous Peoples through Socially Responsible Investment; Indigenous Law Journal
Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making; Environmental Law for Sustainability
Putting Ethics into Environmental Law: Fiduciary Duties for Ethical Investment; Osgoode Hall Law Journal
Reclaiming nature: eco-restoration of liminal spaces; Australian Journal of Environmental Law
Reforming Climate Finance through Investment Codes of Conduct; Wisconsin International Law Journal
Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability; Sixth Annual PRI Academic Network Conference
Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability; Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability
Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity
Resourcing ecological restoration: the legal context for commercial initiatives; Restoration Ecology
Responsible Business: Self-Governance and Law in International Economic Transactions
Responsible Investment
Restoration dialogues: improving the governance of ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Restoring layered geographies: ecology, society and time; Griffith Law Review
Rewilding Tasmania’s Lake Pedder: Past Loss as Nature’s Lex Ferenda; University of Tasmania Law Review
Right to Develop – Right to Pollute?; UBC International Development Week
Should Environmentalists Pay Attention to the Financial Economy; UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Small Ain’t Always Beautiful: Local Government as a Stakeholder in International Climate Law; Local Climate Change Law Workshop
Social Investing without Legal Imprimatur: The Latent Possibilities for SWFs; Research Handbook on Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Investment Law
Socially Responsible Investing and Fiduciary Law: Democratizing Governance of Investment Institutions; Responsive Regulation in Theory and Practice Workshop
Socially responsible investing for sustainability: Overcoming its incomplete and conflicting rationales; Transnational Environmental Law
Socially Responsible Investing Through Voluntary Codes; Harnessing Foreign Investment for Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards
Socially Responsible Investment as a Means of Improving Corporate Behaviour, with Particular Regard to Climate Change Issues; Sustainable Companies Workshop
Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters; Oxford University Press
Socially Responsible Investment”, Protecting the Environment in the XXI Century: The Role of the Private Sector; International Symposium, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Sovereign Wealth Funds and Socially Responsible Investing: An Emerging Public Fiduciary; Global Journal of Comparative Law
Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Quest for Sustainability: Insights from Norway and New Zealand; Nordic Journal of Commercial Law
SRI and Extractive Industries; Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment
State Responsibility for Transboundary Air Pollution in International Law
Students as Stakeholders in Legal Education: Gaining Admission to Law School; Stakeholders in the Law School
Sustainability and Money Balance; Sustainability and Greenization Initiatives Seminar, Institute for Resources Environment & Sustainability
Sustainable Development in International and National Law
Sustainable Development: What Role for Corporate and Financial Law?; Renewing Environmental Law: A Conference for Public Interest Environmental Law Practitioners
Sustainable Finance: A Maelstrom or Measured Mutation?; Navigating the Green Economy Conference,
Sustainable Finance: Environmental Law and Financial Institutions; Environmental Law for Sustainability
Sustainable University Endowments; UBC New Economy Summit
Talking Point: Courting Disaster for Our Planet
Taxing and Trading in Corporate Energy Activities: Pioneering UK Reforms to Address Climate Change; International Company and Commercial Law Review
Temporalities of Environmental Governance: Insights from Australia’s Marine Reserves Review; IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal
The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Limits of Law; Faculty of Law Seminar
The Dyadic Character of US Indian Law; ndigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives
The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law
The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law
The emerging age of ecological restoration law; Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law
The Emerging ‘Citizenship’ Discourse in Environmental Law: A New Zealand Perspective; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
The Equator Principles: The Voluntary Approach to Environmentally Sustainable Finance; European Environmental Law Review
The Evolving Marketscape of Climate Finance; Climate Law
The Fiduciary Duty of Investors to Integrate ESG Issues into Investment Processes; Webinar, PRI Academic Network
The Financial Economy: A New Frontier for Environmental Law?; Lewis & Clark School of Law
The Future of Company Law and Sustainability; Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities
The Governance of Corporate Groups
The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development
The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law
The Right to a Healthy Environment and the Environmental Rights Revolution
The Ties that Bind: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Governance; Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives
The UK’s Climate Change Levy: Is It Working?; Journal of Environmental Law
Time and Environmental Law: Telling Nature's Time; Cambridge University Press
Time and Environmental Law: Telling Nature’s Time; Cambridge University Press
Timescapes of Sustainability: Investing like Gardeners; It’s Time: The Temporal Dimensions of Responsible Investing
To govern and be governed: the governance dimensions of SRI’s influence; Socially Responsible Investment in the 21st Century: Does It Make a Difference for Society?
Transboundary Damage in International Law
Uneven Modernisation: Environmental Regulation in China’s Special Economic Zones; Asia Pacific Law Review
Universal Investors and Socially Responsible Finance: A Critique of a Premature Theory; Banking and Finance Law Review
Universities unloading on fossil fuels: the legality of divesting; Carbon and Climate Law Review
University Investors and Fiduciary Responsibility; University of Victoria Working Group on Responsible Investments
Unmasking Environmental Law's Tutankhamun; Trade, Corporations and Natural Resources Conference
Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy
Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Responsible Financing and their Impact on Extractive Industries; Socially Responsible Investment and Canadian Extractive Industries Symposium
We Quibble over 'Lawfare', But the Law is Not Protecting Species Properly Anyway
What Ever Happened to Canadian Environmental Law?; Ecology Law Quarterly

Research Projects

Environmental Restoration: Linking Science and Governance; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART); European Commission (EC)
Wave to Plate: establishing a market for Tasmanian aboriginal cultural fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries
Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program
Socially and Environmentally Responsible Development in a Rapidly Evolving Canadian and Circumpolar North
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability
Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN)
Canadian “Universal” Investors and Green Finance
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries
Developing Communication Tools for Socially Responsible Development in the Rapidly Evolving Canadian North
Environmental Justice and Market Mechanisms conference
Fiduciary Finance and Sustainable Development
Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program
Local Climate Change Law
National Aboriginal Law Moot
Natural Resources Law Knowledge Network
New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
Responsible Investing Initiative
Socially Responsible Investment Law
Sustainable Companies - how to make companies contribute effectively to mitigation of climate change

Research Candidate Supervision

The legal regime for the preservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction